California grasslands : ecology and management
- edited by Mark R. Stromberg, Jeffrey D. Corbin, Carla M. D'Antonio.
- Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2007.
- Physical description
- xi, 390 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
|QH541.5 .P7 C35 2007||Unknown|
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-373) and index.
- 1. Introduction OVERVIEW 2. Systematics Of California Grasses (Poaceae) 3. Community Classification and Nomenclature HISTORY 4. Pleistocene and Pre-European Grassland Ecosystems Late Quaternary Paleoecology of Grasslands and other Grassy Habitats 5. Native American Uses and Management of California's Grasslands 6. Ecology of Invasive Non-native Species in California Grassland RESOURCES 7. Water Relations 8. Mechanisms determining patterns of nutrient dynamics 9. Soil Biology and Carbon Sequestration in Grasslands 10. Resource limitation ECOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS 11. Genes on the Range: Population Genetics 12. Serpentine Grasslands 13. Competitive Interactions 14. Dynamics of Woody Species in the California Grassland 15. Ecology of Native Animals in California Grasslands 16. History and Ecology of Feral Pig Invasions in California Grasslands 17. Grazing ecology of California grasslands 18. Fire in California Grasslands 19. Response to Changing Atmosphere and Climate POLICY AND MANAGEMENT 20. Grazing Management on California's Mediterranean Grasslands 21. California Grassland Restoration 22. Exotic Plant Management in California Annual Grasslands 23. Regulatory Protection and Conservation 24. Epilogue: Future Directions.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520252202 20160528
- Publisher's Summary
- Grasslands are one of California's most important ecosystems in terms of both biodiversity and economic value. Bringing together the large amount of research conducted in recent years on California's grasslands, this comprehensive, state-of-the-art sourcebook addresses the pressing need to understand this unique habitat. Providing an authoritative summary of current grassland science and management, leading scholars examine the history of grasslands from the Pleistocene through European settlement; describe resources that influence grassland structure and productivity focusing on water, nutrient dynamics, global environmental change, and soil biology; explore genetics, ecological interactions, grazing systems, and fire; and discuss grassland management, restoration, and public policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520252202 20160528
- Publication date
- 9780520252202 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 0520252209 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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